Trying something new: Barre Code

I finally tried Barre Code. I’ve seen things about Barre for awhile. Honestly the thing that kept me away was the cost. Friends said it was a great workout and it’s not that I didn’t believe them it’s that I already pay for the YMCA and for a personal trainer. Thanks to OnMilwaukee I came across a code for a free class. I thought, why not? Well, I’m the idiot who tried Barre for the first time the day after running 10 miles for the first time in months. I still loved it.

I think Barre would have been a lot more difficult if I hadn’t been working with my personal trainer for the last month and a half. It was a fantastic workout with cardio, core, and strength, mostly using the weight of your body. I’m pretty certain some of the pain I felt had to do with running pains from the day before. It was nice to see other people struggling too. I would definitely would try this more if it weren’t so expensive. There’s just no way I’m paying $18/class. Maybe if I wasn’t paying for other things, but for now I won’t be going back unless I can find a deal. I do recommend trying it.

The other awesome thing this week was my running. I’m back, really back. I was a bit lazy at the beginning of the week, but didn’t let the crappy weather (rain record) keep me from doing anything. Thankfully my Y has a nice indoor track. I am still really excited about Thursday’s run. I ran 3 miles at an 8:47 pace and can’t believe I saw that number again. Saturday Rachel and I were in charge of leading 2 mile group runs every hour during Fleet Feet Brookfield’s Running Expo. Now I had no intention of doing all 7 runs. I can do simple math and know that it would have been 14 miles and that would have just been stupid with where I’m at right now. We ended up leading 5 runs over 6 hours so I did 10 miles for the first time in who knows how long. The last two were a bit tough, but I made it. I don’t think I would have been able to do 10 straight, but I’m pretty tempted to run 7-8 next weekend. My foot is not bothering me at all. My body is exhausted, but not in a way I’m worried.

I am absolutely loving that I can see improvement and am feeling stronger. It’s fun to be reminded of what I can do. My goals have really been to get stronger and keep my body healthy, and while that remains I want to accomplish more. I don’t exactly know what that means, but I’m enjoying getting in better shape and starting to see muscles I haven’t seen in a long time.

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5 thoughts on “Trying something new: Barre Code

  1. This prompted me to search for Barre Code around here, wow, kind of ridiculous how expensive it is! I’m going to be on the look out for a discount around here now.
    It’s been pretty great “watching” you come back to running and seeing you happier each week with how far you’ve come back!

    1. Thank you Steena. From my looking around it appears you can get one cheaper class as a new customer. I might try that at a different Barre company.

  2. I wish we could make a date to run next weekend (since I have 60 min), but alas, Forced Family Fun awaits me.

    I just don’t get the obsession with barre. I’m not really a group exercise person; I think that’s my biggest problem.

    1. A run date would be great. I think I have to run long Sunday morning before I fly to Kentucky.
      I’m not sure I get the obsession either. It was a good workout, but I wouldn’t say it’s the only thing I’d want to do.

  3. I didn’t like the Barre-style class I took, but I know different studios (and instructors) can be very different. I just had no confidence that I was doing the small moves correctly.

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